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LIST: Community pantries, where they are and how to help

LIST: Community pantries, where they are and how to help

  • Food is a basic human right, and these community pantries have stepped in to keep people from falling between the cracks
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Food is a human right. There’s no arguing that, but for lower income households, accessing food has become a difficult, life threatening endeavor since the beginning of the pandemic. In response to the latest quarantine variant, community pantries have been popping up all over the Metro Manila area and even farther. 

In case you didn’t know, a community pantry is an open space where people donate essential goods like food items for those in need to take. No payment is required and people can just come in and take what they need. The first community pantry popped up in Maginhawa on Apr. 14, and more have followed suit. 

With billions of pesos in the government’s COVID-19 war chest to address the needs of the people during a crisis, it shouldn’t have been a problem. Yet here we are, relying on one another to make sure people have access to basic necessities. 

If you’re looking for ways to help the community during this impossibly frustrating time, here are more community pantries you can help out: 

Fairview, Quezon City

FAIRVIEW has its #CommunityPantry 🎉❤️Inspired by Maginhawa St.’s initiative, this side of QC has its own version of…

Posted by Joy Froyalde Cortina on Friday, April 16, 2021

Kalayaan, Quezon City

SPOTTED: "Kalayaan mula sa Kagutuman" community pantry near Kalayaan Plaza, Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City. This is…

Posted by Raoul Manuel on Friday, April 16, 2021

Matatag, Quezon City

Magandang umaga, mga kapit-bahay!Sinet-up namin ang Matatag Community Pantry bilang pakikiisa sa mga mamayang apektado…

Posted by Ivanka Custodio on Friday, April 16, 2021

U.P. Bliss, Quezon City

Mum expressed her desire to setup our own pantry here sa community a day ago.HERE IT IS TODAY!!! GRABE LANG LORD!…

Posted by Niki dela Cruz on Friday, April 16, 2021

Malibay, Pasay City

PLEASE SUPPORT: Malibay Community PantrySinimulan na po ni Angel ang panawagan for suport upang masimulan na ang…

Posted by Malibay on Friday, April 16, 2021

Loyola Heights, Quezon City

We're officially open!!! <3 For Cash donations: 09053334599 (Gcash); indicate it's for the pantry <3 For in kind…

Posted by Ia Marañon on Friday, April 16, 2021

Tugegarao City, Cagayan

Inilunsad natin ngayong araw ang Community Pantry sa Barangay sa bahagi ng Coreshelter kasama ang ilang boluntaryong…

Posted by SK Gerald Valdez on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Marikina Heights, Marikina

Nahawaan na din kami! (ng community pantry spirit) Nandito na po kami sa tapat ng McDonald's C&B mall Marikina Heights!#communitypantry#marikinaheights

Posted by Ivo Ingua on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Baguio City

Don't just count your blessings, share them!Pay It Forward Community Pantry, Baguio CityMe and my friends were…

Posted by Miah Rajh on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Project 3, Quezon City

Sa Narra Street naman! Kasama si Tatay Elmer ng Piston 6 na nagtayo ng #communitypantry ng Tulong Obrero para sa mga…

Posted by Lana Linaban on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Taytay, Rizal

Mula sa apat kanina, nasa walo na tayo ngayong araw na Community Pantry sa Taytay! Meron na sa:5. Malaya St. Brgy….

Posted by Tobit Cruz on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

Maari na po kayong pumunta upang magbigay ng kahit anong tulong o kumuha nang naayon sa inyong mga pangagailangan….

Posted by Bayombong Community Pantry on Friday, April 16, 2021 © 2020. Hinge Inquirer Publications, Inc.